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It's International Self Care Day! Have you checked your medicine cabinet lately?

by , 24 July 2013

International Self Care Day is here! A great way to celebrate Self Care Day is to check that your medicine cabinet has everything you need. From cough drops to cooling pads, use this list to make sure you have everything you need to take care of your health…

If you’ve ever taken Panado for a headache without running to your doctor first, you’re practicing self-care and self-medication!
To raise awareness about the importance of self-care, SelfCare 247 provides this list of handy medicine cabinet essentials…

Here’s everything you need in your medicine cabinet for…

Pain and Fever
  • Pain relievers such as Panado, Aspirin and Ibuprofen
  • Working thermometer
  • Pain relieving cream
  • Heating pad
  • Cooling pad

Coughs, Colds and sore throats
  • Cough medicines for wet and dry coughs
  • Decongestants
  • Throat spray or antibacterial lozenges
  • Rubs like VapoRub or ZamBuk

Allergies and skin problems
  • Antihistamines
  • Eye drops
  • Anti-itch creams  for insect bites or mild rashes

Tummy troubles
  • Antacids
  • Laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhea medicine
  • Rehydration powders

Cuts and burns
  • Antiseptic lotion
  • Bandages, gauze, plasters, tape and shields of different sizes
  • Burn lotion or ointment
  • Elastic bandages

And that’s not all you should do on Self Care Day

While you’re checking your medicine cabinet for all of the above items, tidy it up a little too! Check the expiry dates on everything and throw away expired medicines.

Print out the list of what you need and stick it to the inside of your medicine cabinet. That way, you’ll always have a reference list handy. When something runs out, add it to your shopping list right away.

Make sure that you stock your medicine cabinet with the things you really need from time to time. Come throat, skinor tummy trouble, you’ll be glad you did.

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